- Gather up the Fragments The Andrews Shaker CollectionOct 3 14 - Jan 9 15
- Polar Express Train RideNov 21 - Dec 27 2014
- Largest Gingerbread House in LubbockDecember 4-31 2014
- Santa LandDecember 10-23 2014
- Moonlight Musicals presents Madrical DinnersDecember 18-23 2014
- Texas Tech Men’s Basketball vs Arkansas-Pine BluffDecember 19th 2014
- Texas Tech Women’s Basketball vs Nicholls December 19th 2014
- Neil Berg’s Broadway HolidayDecember 19-20 2014
- Texas Tech Women’s Basketball vs UTSADecember 20th 2014
- Texas Tech Women’s Basketball vs HoustonDecember 21st 2014
Gather up the Fragments: The Andrews Shaker Collection
When: October 3–January 9
Where: Museum of Texas Tech University
A captivating exhibition of more than 200 Shaker objects collected over 40 years by Faith and Edward Deming Andrews. Organized by Hancock Shaker Village, and toured by International Arts & Artists, Washington, D.C. For more information call (806) 742-2490 or visit the website below.
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When: , times vary
Where: 103 N. Steck Ave., Wolfforth, Texas
Cost: Ticket prices vary – For more info, please visit www.westtexaspolarexpressride.com or call 877.726.7245.
Read along with “The Polar Express” as the train makes its magical, round-trip journey to the North Pole. Passengers will meet Santa, enjoy caroling, drink hot cocoa, eat some treats and receive a special gift. Kids are encouraged to wear their pajamas. Don’t miss out on all of the fun of this holiday classic!
When: December 2 at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Memorial Circle at Texas Tech University (University Avenue and Broadway)
Cost: Free – For more info, please visit housing.ttu.edu/caroloflights
With the flip of a switch, more than 25,000 colored lights will illuminate 13 buildings around Memorial Circle, The Engineering Key and the Broadway Entrance to the campus during Texas Tech University’s Carol of Lights. The ceremony will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a Carillon Concert. At 7 p.m., the Masked Rider and Horse, Saddle Tramps Torch Light Processional and High Riders will begin at the University Seal at the Broadway Entrance and follow the Luminaria Lighted Route around Memorial Circle to the Science Quadrangle.
Buffalo Springs Lake’s Christmas Arts and Crafts Show
When: December 6, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Where: Buffalo Springs Lake, 9999 High Meadow Rd.
From 9am until 5pm come out to Buffalo Springs Lake and enjoy the beautiful Christmas season with us at our first annual Christmas Arts and Crafts Show! We will have lots of local vendors that make beautifully hand crafted items that will make PERFECT Christmas gifts! We will post a list of what types of items will be available then when our application deadline has passed!
9999 High Meadow Road,
5 miles east of Loop 289 on East 50th Street,
6th Annual Lubbock Community Nativity Exhibit
Where: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints | 7016 Frankford Avenue
When: December 4–7 from 1–9 pm
More than 800 nativity displays, art depicting the birth of Jesus Christ, live music all day, evening concerts, live nativity, children’s crafts
Largest Gingerbread House in Lubbock
When: December 2–31
Where: Overton Hotel & Conference Center, 2322 Mac Davis Ln
The house is available for anyone to view between December 4th and December 31st. Donations to the Texas Boys Ranch can be made at the Overton Hotel’s main desk by purchasing a $5 Gingerbread Man, a $100 Roof Tile, or by purchasing one of the Pecan Grill’s specialty desserts or specialty drinks.
Standing over 4 feet tall and 8 feet long, the Gingerbread “Ranch” House will be decorated with over 100 Pounds of Gingerbread and 100’s of real candies.
2322 Mac Davis Lane and Avenue X
Lubbock, Texas 79401
When: First Friday of every month from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: See Art Trail Venue Map
The First Friday Art Trail is a monthly evening celebrating the arts in downtown Lubbock and beyond. This even is free and open to the public. There is a free Citibus trolley service will take you to all the stops on the trail in downtown Lubbock.
For more information and for participating venues, visit the website below!
Garden & Arts Center opening for Star Cross Angel
When: December 5th, 5–10 pm
Where: The Lubbock Municipal Garden and Arts Center, 4215 University Ave.
The Star Cross Angel opening reception and GAC Open House will be filled with holiday fun for the entire family! The event will include unique arts and craft items and a children’s area with a holiday craft. Join us for an evening designed to kick off the holiday season and help you find the perfect holiday gifts.
The Lubbock Municipal Garden and Arts Center strives to offer an array of fun and comprehensive classes and events for all ages, from basic classes in painting, drawing and photography, to specialized classes such as stained glass, mosaics and more.
Lubbock Symphony Orchestra Holiday Concert
When: December 5 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: First United Methodist Church, 1411 Broadway
Cost: $35, $25. Student pricing: $25, $15. Please call the LSO Box Office to purchase tickets at 806.762.1688
Usher in the Holiday Season with the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra as they perform classic and holiday favorites everyone will enjoy. The Lubbock Chorale will join the orchestra for this special performance that you won’t want to miss!
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Lubbock Community Theatre presents Christmas in Terminal B
When: December 5–7 & 12–14
Where: Lubbock Community Theatre 4232 Boston Ave.
Admission: $15 for Adults and $10 for children under 12
Lubbock Community Theatre and Mr. Herb Armstrong are proud to present the world premiere of an original Christmas play, “Christmas in Terminal B”, written and directed by Jared Strange, a recent graduate of the MFA Playwriting program at the Texas Tech Department of Theatre and Dance.
A huge storm has hit on Christmas Eve, leaving seven people stranded in Terminal B at a major airport. With children missing, tensions running high, and holiday cheer seemingly at an all – time low, this night is shaping up to be the worst Christmas ever…..unless this group can band together to save the day. Expect comedy and drama, laughter and tears – but don’t expect your ordinary Christmas!
Science Spectrum’s Holiday Wonderland
When: December 6, 1–4
Where: Science Spectrum & OMNI Theater
Cost: Activities Free. See website below for museum and theater admission.
· Free photos with Santa Claus. (B.Y.O.Camera)
· Visit the Science Spectrum’s Holiday Train display, giant Christmas Tree, and other festive decorations.
· Enjoy “Cool” Holiday Science Experiments and Demonstrations
· Decorate and Eat your own Holiday Cookies.
· Make your own Scientific Holiday crafts
· Sip hot Cocoa and Spiced Cider
2579 South Loop 289
(between University and Indiana Avenues)
When: December 10-23 from 6-10 p.m. nightly
Where: Mackenzie Park, 601 Municipal Dr
Cost: Free – For more info, visit the website below. No website below?
Lubbock Parks and Recreation has hosted Santa Land for two weeks in December for over 50 years! Between 38,000 to 41,000 people visit Santa Land each year to see the festival holiday village with its huge lighted Christmas tree, animated displays, bonfires, holiday scenes and of course, Santa and Mrs. Claus!
Fourteenth Annual Caprock Celtic Christmas
When: December 11 at 7 pm
Where: Maedgen Theatre, 2812 18th St.
Admission: GA $11; Seniors $5; Student free with valid ID
During the annual event, dancers, singers and more will perform traditional Celtic pieces, according to a Tech news release, including the Tech Irish Set-Dancers.
Proceeds from the event will go toward the Tech Vernacular Music Center Scholarship, according to the release, which is a scholarship for students within the College of Visual and Performing Arts.
Foxhole Christmas at Silent Wings
When: December 11 6–8 pm
Where: Silent Wings Museum
Come to Silent Wings Museum and learn how Christmas was celebrated in America during WWII! Participants will have the opportunity to listen to music from the era and make Christmas treats, holiday ornaments and tree decorations with items as they were used in the 1940s. Parents and grandparents are welcome to join their kids. Registration is required by December 9th at 5:00 p.m.
For more information or to register please call 806.775.3049.
Lubbock, TX 79403
Ballet Lubbock presents The Nutcracker
When: Thursday–Saturday at 7 pm; Saturday and Sunday at 2 pm
Where: Lubbock Civic Center
Admission: Prices vary. See site below.
When: December 12-13 from 6-9 p.m.
Where: National Ranching Heritage Center, 3121 4th St.
Cost: Free – For more info, contact the National Ranching Heritage Center at 806.742.0498.
This annual holiday event offers a glimpse into the past as visitors experience yuletide celebrations that took place on the open prairie more than 100 years ago. Luminarias light the paths around the National Ranching Heritage Center’s historic structures, where Ranch Host volunteers recreate holiday scenes of trimming trees with home-made decorations, playing traditional music and gathering around the campfire on a cold winter’s night.
Lubbock Symphony Orchestra Holiday Chamber Concert
When: December 16 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: St. John’s United Methodist Church, 1501 University Ave.
Cost: $20. Student tickets: $10. For more information, please call the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra at 806.762.1688.
Celebrate this joyful season with five of the finest musicians in the Lubbock community. A member of the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra’s Brass Quintet walks through the audience through a musical journey detailed by historic events, traditional hymns, contemporary carols and much more. Patrons are encouraged to participate in the annual Tree of Warmth clothing drive; participants will recieve tickets at half price. Join us for this wonderfully special concert.
Moonlight Musicals presents Madrical Dinners
When December 18–23 at 7 pm
Where: LHUCA Icehouse, behind museum
Admission: varies see site below
This Christmas season Moonlight Dinner-Theatre will present its third annual Madrigal Dinners. The show will be rewritten to portray a new plot, centered around the birth of Christ and a Renaissance style Christmas feast. There will be songs, plays, dances, and much audience participation. Come join the King and Queen while they celebrate the Yuletide season with a Renaissance feast!
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Lubbock, TX 79401
Neil Berg’s Broadway Holiday
When: December 19 - 20. Times will vary.
Where: Lubbock Memorial Civic Center
Cost: $55, $48, $30. For more info, please visit http://www.ticketsage.com/_lubbock/
Neil Berg’s Broadway Holiday comes to Lubbock direct from New York with five of Broadway’s brightest stars - Jeannette Bayardelle, Liz Callaway, Lawrence Clayton, Chuck Wagner, Danny Zolli – to perform a Holiday Concert you won’t forget! The show will usher in Christmas with favorite holiday tune both traditional and from Broadway, along with some of Broadway’s greatest show tunes. An exciting addition to the show: a children’s chorus from Lubbock will join the production for a couple of numbers to sing alongside the Broadway Stars!
When: New Years Eve starting at 7
Where: Civic Center Banquet Hall
Cost: Prices vary. See website below.
This charming formal event will feature dining, dancing, and delightful 1940’s era musical hits. Enjoy performances by Moonlight Musicals best vocalists, accompanied by Alan Shinn’s big band orchestra; floor-show performances by Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers; and much more! Come dance the night away with Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Billie Holiday, and many more at Lubbock Moonlight Musicals’ Moonlight Ball: Revival of the Greats!
Overton’s New Year’s Eve Party
When: December 31 from 7 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Where: Overton Hotel & Conference Center, 2322 Mac Davis Lane
Cost: $300 per couple – For more info, call 806.776.7010.
There’s no better place to be on New Year’s Eve than the Overton Hotel & Conference Center! Don’t wait any longer to purchase tickets to the Annual New Year’s Eve party in the Sunset Ballroom. Your ticket includes premium open bar, gourmet food and dessert stations, live entertainment by the Kinky Wizards and a DJ to heat up the dance floor! At midnight, celebrate with a balloon drop and champagne toast as the big screens count down to the New Year around the world. Test your luck at Vegas-style gaming with your chance to win amazing door prizes with proceeds going to the Texas Boys Ranch.
Pecan Grill New Year’s Eve
When: December 31 from 5 – 10 p.m.
Where: Overton Hotel & Conference Center, 2322 Mac Davis Lane
Cost: $125 per couple – For more info, call 806.776.7010.
The Pecan Grill Restaurant and Lounge and the Overton Hotel & Conference Center want to help you ring in 2015 in style! Enjoy a four-course New Year’s Eve dinner specially crafted by the Overton’s culinary team featuring your choice of appetizer, salad, main course and decadent dessert for only $125 per couple. Then, keep the excitement going as you enjoy live music and festivities in the Pecan Grill Lounge.
Rockin’ New Year’s Eve Music Video Dance Party
When: December 31 at 10 p.m.
Where: Alamo Drafthouse, 120 W. Loop 289
Cost: $12 – For more info, visit www.drafthouse.com/lubbock.
Celebrate the biggest pop hits of the year at the Rockin’ New Year’s Eve Music Video Dance Party at Alamo Drafthouse! You’ll be sure to get “Drunk in Love,” then you can “Shake It Off” with some “Uptown Funk” that makes you feel “Fancy” just like the “Cool Kids.” Don’t miss the big countdown at midnight to kick off the new year!